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Editing Library Features

You can change which features are included as part of a library feature in the library feature part document (.sldlfp).

To add another feature, right-click the feature to add, and select Add To Library.

To remove a feature, right-click the feature, and select Remove From Library.

You can edit an existing library feature and save it with a new name (and .sldlfp extension) to create additional, similar library features.

After the library feature is inserted into a part, you can edit a library feature in the following ways:
  • Use the same techniques that you would use to edit any SolidWorks feature, such as Edit Sketch or Edit Feature.
  • Move the library feature to a different location on the target part, by modifying the locating dimensions. Double-click the library feature icon in the FeatureManager design tree to display the dimensions.
Edit References No References Notes
Library feature sketch symbol_yes_check.gif symbol_yes_check.gif
  1. In the FeatureManager design tree, expand the library feature.
  2. Right-click the feature, and select Edit Sketch.
Before you edit the sketch, click View and clear Sketch Relations. This facilitates using the Smart Dimension Tool_Smart_Dimensions_Relations.gif tool.
Placement Plane symbol_yes_check.gif symbol_yes_check.gif Changing the placement plane for a library feature may cause errors that require editing the references or the library feature sketch.
Configurations symbol_yes_check.gif symbol_yes_check.gif Right-click the library feature, select Edit Feature, and under Configurations, select a different configuration.

When the configuration referenced by a library feature is changed, the original library part is reloaded, so that any modifications made to the library part are included with the change.

Link to library part symbol_yes_check.gif symbol_yes_check.gif Right-click the library feature, select Edit Feature, and under Configurations, select or clear Link to library part.

You cannot edit the inserted library feature.

References symbol_yes_check.gif symbol_no_xmark.gif Edit References in the References folder of the library feature document (*.sldlfp).
Locating Dimensions symbol_yes_check.gif symbol_no_xmark.gif To display Locating Dimensions, the dimensions must be in the Locating Dimensions folder of the library feature document (*.sldlfp).
Size Dimensions symbol_yes_check.gif symbol_yes_check.gif Select Override dimension value.

Link to library part is cleared when you select Override dimension value.



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